Chicago and Jazz at Play, Ideally

Four musicians with strong ties to this city — Marquis Hill, Jeff Parker, Makaya McCraven and Greg Ward — have released quite different new albums that still form a bond.

Four musicians with strong ties to this city — Marquis Hill, Jeff Parker, Makaya McCraven and Greg Ward — have released quite different new albums that still form a bond.

Jazz Listings for June 24-30

Jazz Listings for June 17-23

A selected guide to New York City jazz performances.

A selected guide to New York City jazz performances.

CD Reissues: Van Morrison, Sarah Vaughn and More

Other albums include the sensual, thrusting and lightly comic rap of Egyptian Lover, and the Rasta jazz of Count Ossie.

Other albums include the sensual, thrusting and lightly comic rap of Egyptian Lover, and the Rasta jazz of Count Ossie.

Review: The Vision Festival Gives Experimental Jazz a Big Hug

This event, with an improvisational bent, includes acts like the Sun Ra Arkestra and the multidisciplinary artist Jen Shyu.

This event, with an improvisational bent, includes acts like the Sun Ra Arkestra and the multidisciplinary artist Jen Shyu.

A Jazz Drummer Honoring His Wife With Help From Friends

Matt Wilson’s wife died two years ago, and a new album and a coming show at the Jazz Standard will serve as a kind of memorial to her.

Matt Wilson’s wife died two years ago, and a new album and a coming show at the Jazz Standard will serve as a kind of memorial to her.